How to be a Good Conference Attendee.

May 24, 2011

I am writing this post from the train to New York City to attend BlogWorld East. It seems that there is a conference for just about everything. This one is for bloggers and new media enthusiasts. As a self-proclaimed conference junkie, I was very excited to be able to attend this event without getting on…

What Volunteers Need.

May 15, 2011

I couldn’t possibly have written the last two posts about volunteerism and not finished off with talking about what volunteers need from the charities and associations that they are volunteering for. I am writing this post from my perspective as someone who has worked for an association, served as a president for a chapter of…

How to be a Good Volunteer.

May 6, 2011

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on why we volunteer, I have some put together some ideas on what makes a good volunteer. These are just some examples. I would love to hear what you think makes a good volunteer. 1. Know why you are volunteering. If it’s charity, are you passionate about it? If…

Why Do We Volunteer?

May 5, 2011

I think about volunteering a lot. I have volunteered since middle school. I was always involved in community events. In the past, I have served as President of my local Kiwanis club and struggled to get others to chip in and serve. I’ve been employed by an association where my job was working with volunteers…

Making Assumptions

April 18, 2011

I have heard that it is not polite to discuss religion in public, but this is a topic that irks me and I want to address it. The Jewish holiday of Passover starts tonight. People assume that it is an important holiday to me because my last name is Levin. Tonight I will be going…